Tuesday, 1/30: Vocab, Clauses, Vladek

Checking 1-1-1 and definitions.

“Vocab, 1/30.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. It would be _____ of a dishwasher to tell the master chef  how to do things.
  6. All her emotions were released in a ___ moment on the stage as 20,000 people cheered.
  7. Much of the agriculture in the rest of the world is made up of _____(ence) farms, that barely grow enough food for the family working on it.
  8. MacGyver could ____ together almost anything from a bomb to a hang-glider from bits of trash he found lying around.
  9. The athlete was ___ about the use of steroids. He knew they were harmful, but they helped his performance.
  10. After the long siege, the city knew it was ____ to resist any longer…
  11. …and they finally _____(ed) to the stronger army.
  12. Though he came from a very religious family, he was still _____ about organized religion; he wasn’t sure what to think.
  13. * She tried to _____her grandson’s strange behavior by blaming it on the boy’s father.



  • for
  • and
  • nor
  • but
  • or
  • yet
  • so
Dependent Clause Starters

  • although
  • unless
  • because
  • if
  • when
  • even though
  • since
  • though
  • as
  • until
Phrase Starters

  • with
  • in
  • on
  • by
  • between
  • like
  • over
  • at
  • from
  • for
  • during
  • like

“S/CD/CX (again), 1/30.” Write out the whole sentence for each one following the directions.

  1. His dog is named Snakefinder.  — Add a dependent clause to make a COMPLEX (CX) sentence.  (Hint: dependent clause starter)
  2. The UFO landed.  — Add an independent clause to make a COMPOUND (CD) sentence. (Hint: comma + FANBOYS)
  3. Suddenly a llama appeared.  — Add a phrase that describes how the llama appeared or what kind of llama it was or both, BUT keep the sentence SIMPLE (S).   (Hint: phrase starter)


Audio: Vladek in his own words, p110-111.

“VLADEK Quiz, 1/30.”

  1. ID: Srodula
  2. ID: bunker
  3. What happened to the guy who turned Vladek’s family into the Gestapo? (Bonus for being very specific.)
  4. What saved Vladek’s life on p120?
  5. “(quote) What is a kombinator?
  6. What is the latest cause of Anja’s breakdown on p124?